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The written word

"Open the Door: Scene-Writing Exercises" (via Zoom): In this workshop, appropriate for beginning or experienced writers, we'll practice writing dramatic scenes. Led by Barbara Morrison. 4 - 5 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Zoom. Information: Register:


PUTNEY StompBoxTrio: Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present a lawn concert by this Americana band based in western MA. Featuring Evelyn Harris (vocals, percussion), John Caban ("Dobro" steel guitar, stompbox) and David Rodriguez (wood bass, foot tambourine). The trio reaches deep into the wellspring of vintage American blues, funk, and soul while adding some 21st century mojo to bring folks an unforgettable hip-shaking, foot-stomping great time. 6:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in distanced pods on the ballfield, and face masks to wear whenever you leave your pod. Social-distancing. (Rain date: 8/23). $20 Infield, $15 Outfield in advance. $20 at door. Free for kids 12 and under. Cooper Field, Sand Hill Road. Information: Advance tickets/Info: 802-387-0102,


NEWFANE "Preserving the Harvest": Celeste Longacre offers a slide show on how to can, pickle, and freeze the harvest from a garden: Freeze broccoli, corn, peppers, beans, berries and purslane; make pickles; prepare spaghetti sauce and can it; dry herbs and flowers; build a root cellar and how to prepare the potatoes, beets and carrots to go into it; prepare winter squash and onions in order to keep; make sauerkraut & garlic powder; dry grapes and apples. 11 a.m. - 12 noon. Outdoors on the library lawn. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market - "Shop and Go": 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (10 - 11 a.m. still reserved for high-risk customers). Through Saturday, October 31. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information:


PUTNEY Putney Community Blood Drive (via the Red Cross): Give blood, save lives. 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Info:

BRATTLEBORO Red Cross Blood Drive: Blood levels are historically low and this is our chance to help. Winston Prouty and the American Red Cross are hosting monthly blood drives for the next three months. We have faith in the Red Cross and their protocols and ability to help us create a safe environment for this essential event. 9:30 a.m. Participate by donating blood or by volunteering to help - set-up/clean-up, registration, parking, etc. To volunteer, contact Lisa Whitney: (Repeats 9/19 at 10 a.m. and 10/24 at 9 a.m.). Winston Prouty Center, 209 Austine Dr. Information: Sign up to DONATE blood here:

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Foodshelf: 9 - 11 a.m. weekly on Saturdays. Drive-up or walk-up service only. Free. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: 802-387-4102; Click to e-mail for more information.



August 2020